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  • Summary: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselvesMiracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. 75
    Contains scenes of brilliance, interrupted by scenes that meander. There is too much, too many characters, too many subplots. But there is so much here that is powerful that it should be seen no matter its imperfections.
  2. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    70
    So think of it this way: Miracle at St. Anna is a Spike Lee joint that possesses a European texture in the vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and intense.
  3. It's all too much and too little: a history lesson in institutional racism that falls into character cliches, a human drama that gets lost in melodramatic detours, a war movie put together by a fan rather than a filmmaker.
  4. 50
    The film collapses because Lee can't sew these vignettes into a seamless tapestry. He's more interested in getting even than he is in getting it right.
  5. Miracle isn't powerful, it's muddled and diffuse.
  6. Odd too, for a film that wants to correct impression anyone had as to the abilities of black U.S. soldier in combat, are the ethnic cliches about Italians and Germans, to say nothing of rednecks.
  7. Given the importance of that subject, the real mystery of Mr. Lee's movie is why it's so diffuse, dispirited, emotionally distanced and dramatically inert.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. NestorA.
    Mar 8, 2009
    10
    It is sad that some movies are rated poorly simply because people do not understand the idea. I agree that the movie doesn't mix well It is sad that some movies are rated poorly simply because people do not understand the idea. I agree that the movie doesn't mix well and it needed more action rather than boring scenes but in the end you might fully grasp the point this movie is trying to make. I would give this movie an 8 honestly, but due to the awful and ignorant reviews from certain inept people out there I will give it a 10 as my score. Expand
  2. JT.
    Sep 29, 2008
    10
    Great patriotic film!
  3. LemuelC.
    Oct 28, 2008
    9
    Great Movie! I am a war movie fan but wasn't exactly excited to see a movie that was as long as this one, to my surprise I was fully Great Movie! I am a war movie fan but wasn't exactly excited to see a movie that was as long as this one, to my surprise I was fully engrossed throughout the entire movie. I thought it was one of spike's best movie's to date despite the naysayers and spike bashers. Great movie! Expand
  4. MikeA.
    Feb 25, 2009
    7
    Apparently critics only sat through the first 40 minutes of the film because after that, Spike Lee had an awesome movie that has been under Apparently critics only sat through the first 40 minutes of the film because after that, Spike Lee had an awesome movie that has been under appreciated. At least he attempted to do something meaningful...how does this have the same score as Friday the 13th? Obviously critics have no taste, except Ebert (I'm willing to overlook your positive review of The Happening :P) Expand
  5. JayH.
    Feb 6, 2009
    6
    Ambitious but overlong and unfocused. It certainly is a well crafted film, but I was just never drawn deeply into the movie. Fine Ambitious but overlong and unfocused. It certainly is a well crafted film, but I was just never drawn deeply into the movie. Fine performances. Excellent cinematography. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2014
    4
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  7. Jul 9, 2012
    0
    Honestly...I couldnt watch this. This is not Michael Ealy's best work. He did way better in Think Like A Man. It's not that this movie isHonestly...I couldnt watch this. This is not Michael Ealy's best work. He did way better in Think Like A Man. It's not that this movie is horrible...it's just...incredibly dry...why I guess do make it horrible?.. Expand

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